Lydia Fulleylove


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Lydia was a teacher until 1997 when she launched into a new career as freelance creative arts project leader/facilitator and writer. Since then she has worked variously and sometimes simultaneously in the following ways:

February 2011 to May 2012 Estuary - a residency on Kings Manor Farm on the Yar Estuary, Isle of Wight. (Details under Workshops and Projects).

Arts Project leader for West Wight Landscape Partnership 2009 to 2011 leading landscape inspired projects with carers' groups and support centre users.

As Writer in Residence at HMP Isle of Wight, Albany (2005-2010) she has led two Arts Council England funded combined arts projects working with visiting artists and musicians within the prison.

Writing and Combined Arts Workshops in Schools ongoing since 1997 and

Writing and Combined Arts Weekends for Young People at Northcourt Manor on the Isle of Wight on the Isle of Wight, developing exciting new cross arts work in collaboration with other artists and writers, including Philip Gross, Zelie Gross, Mimi Khalvati, Jane Draycott and Colin Riches.

INSET Since 1999, Lydia has designed courses to give teachers the opportunity to explore the creative writing process for themselves.

High Tide Poets Lydia facilitates this community writing group which welcomes everyone and works happily across the arts.

Writer in Residence for Healing Arts, St Marys Hospital Isle of Wight 1999 to 2006 in hospital settings, psychiatric wings, mental health support centres and for adults with learning difficulties.

Literature Education Development Worker for Arts Council England and Isle of Wight Education Directorate. 1997 - 2004 literature, writing and drama workshops


2004 BA Hons, 1st Class, Creative Writing, University of Portsmouth
1983 MA in Education -University of Southampton,
1976 PGCE -Rolle College
1974 BA Hons English, University of North Wales, Bangor,